Metra Intros New Axxess SWC Line

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Press Release (unedited): Holly Hill, FL  – Axxess® by Metra Electronics®  announces the Total Control Interface Series™, a new product line for radio replacement integration debuting at CES. Axxess has engineered a new data interface that combines all of the features of the patented ASWC-1 with additional patent-pending features into one robust solution for new radio installations. When replacing a radio, the AXTC-1 utilizes patented Auto-Detect technology1 that automatically detects the vehicle type, radio connection and preset controls, while allowing the ability to dual assign steering wheel controls. It provides NAV outputs, accessory power and a 12-volt illumination output, in addition to retaining R.A.P., balance and fade.


The Total Control Series is a universal solution designed to work with all major radio brands and both amplified and non-amplified audio systems. In addition to Auto-Detect, it can be manually programmed for most vehicles and will retain most settings even after battery disconnection or interface removal. The product line also includes eight vehicle-specific harnesses for easier installation in a wide range of vehicle applications.


Total Control Interface Series Harnesses:

Designed for select Chrysler 2004-2018 vehicles (non-amplified & amplified)


Designed for select Chrysler 2013-up* vehicles (non-amplified & amplified)



Designed for select Ford 2007-up* vehicles (non-amplified & amplified)



Designed for select Ford 2011-up* vehicles (non-amplified & amplified)



Designed for select Volkswagen 2003-2017 vehicles (non-amplified & amplified)



Designed for select Volkswagen 2015-up* vehicles (non-amplified)



Designed for select Audi 2002-2013 vehicles (non-amplified)



Designed for select Mercedes 2001-up* vehicles (non-amplified)


*See the application chart at for up-to-date, vehicle specific information.


Product Specifications:

  • Provides accessory power (12-volt 10-amp)
  • Retains R.A.P. (Retained Accessory Power)
  • Provides 12-volt illumination output
  • Can be used in both amplified and non-amplified models
  • Provides NAV outputs (parking brake, reverse, and speed sense)
  • Retains balance and fade
  • Designed to be compatible with all major radio brands
  • Auto detects vehicle type, radio connection, and preset controls
  • Ability to dual assign steering wheel control buttons
  • Can be manually programmed for most vehicles
  • Retains memory settings even after battery disconnection or interface removal
  • Micro “B” USB updatable


(1) U.S. Patent No.8257147


All of the new products will be on display at CES in the Metra Electronics booth 5211 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 8-11, 2019. New Axxess products can also be seen online at starting January 8.

About Metra Electronics®

At Metra, 12 volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world.  We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources into developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make more dash kits for the most vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-Spec®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.  For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at or call 800.221-0932.

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